(2012 Vintage) Lifted and pure aromatics of elderflower, red capsicum and fresh gooseberries. Grapefruit, crushed herbs and jalapeno notes add intrigue and pungency. The palate has freshness and clean fruit purity with a finely balanced, clean acidity. It shows vibrant varietal aromas with full impact on the palate, typical of the Marlborough region. A perfect accompaniment to summer salads, poultry and shellfish. Also try it with lobster and fish.
(2012 Vintage) The 2011 Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc embodies the quintessential Marlborough style – full-flavored and medium-bodied with fragrant notes of peach, gooseberry and ripe tropical fruit, followed by freshly cut herb undertones. Showcasing a brilliant straw color, this elegant wine refreshes the palate with a long, clean finish.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(2005 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on Mar-06
Wine Spectator(2005 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/06
Wine Spectator(2003 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/15/04
International Wine Cellar(2007 Vintage) Bright, pale straw. Knockout nose combines lemon, lime, pear, melon, flowers, licorice and jalapeno, with a spicy ginger quality emerging with air. Then deep and fresh on the palate, with juicy pineapple and grapefruit flavors complicated by a hint of crystallized citrus peel. There's an element of varietally typical herbaceousness but this wine is ripe, balanced and long.